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Quick & Easy Eggless Meatballs

Here’s a great recipe for eggless meatballs that takes less than thirty minutes from beginning to end. Make a double batch and freeze some later.

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I love homemade meatballs and this is one of my favorite recipes. It’s great when my kids eat ALL their dinner! This is such a good recipe and so easy to make and you can use them in so many different ways: pasta, subs, soups or just by themselves. They make meal planning easy!

raw meatballs on top with overhead shot white bowl with with spaghetti and meatballs on bottom

Eggless Meatball Recipe

These Italian meatballs without eggs stand out. I usually double or triple the recipe because they are perfect to freeze for another time. I love throwing frozen meatballs in the crockpot with a jar of spaghetti sauce, putting on low and dinner is ready a few hours later.

Making oven-baked meatballs is so simple. No messy skillet to clean up or greasy splatter all over your oven.

How do I freeze meatballs

Freezing meatballs is simple. You can add them to an airtight freezer-safe container or a freezer baggie. You can pull them out in advance or throw them in sauce, still frozen.

I love these containers for freezer storage. They hold a bunch, reusable, you can see through them and you can even use a Sharpie to write on top. They are perfect for soups and sauces too.

closeup of white bowl with with spaghetti and meatballs

Ingredients for Eggless Meatball Recipe

Ground beef– I normally use 80/20. You can actually use any ground meat that you prefer. Turkey meatballs are delicious!

Breadcrumbs– I keep panko-style breadcrumbs in my pantry and that’s normally what I use.

Parmesan cheese– I’ve never used freh parmesan cheese in this recipe. I normally use the grated style that’s located in the pasta section in the grocery store.

Garlic– Fresh garlic is best for this recipe and it should be minced. Jarred minced garlic is a perfect time saver for this recipe. Of course, you can always use garlic powder in a pinch.

Onion– These should be chopped in very small pieces.

Spices -oregano, basil, salt, and black pepper

Milk– Just a little milk will help moisten up your mixture. If you use all ground beef, you may not need the milk.

overhead shot with raw meatballs on baking pan lined with parchment paper

How to make homemade eggless meatballs

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in large bowl .  Mix thoroughly using hands. These are my VERY favorite mixing bowls.

Step 2

Form 1-2 inch balls with the meat mixture and place them on a baking sheet. The size of a golf ball is perfect.

Step 3

Broil for 3 minutes, flip, broil another 3 minutes.

This recipe should make about 20-30 meatballs.    If you make your meatballs larger, make sure to cook them a tad longer.

Tip 1

Make sure to preheat the broiler for at least 5-10 minutes so it’s hot before you start cooking.

Tip 2

I like using parchment paper on my baking sheet because it makes for an easy clean-up.

Tip 3

If you are allergic to eggs, double-check your breadcrumbs. There are brands out there that contain eggs! Trust me, I found out the hard way!

overhead shot of white bowl with with spaghetti and meatballs

More dinner recipes that are thirty minutes or less!

Homemade Eggless Meatballs

Here's a great eggless meatball recipe that takes less than thirty minutes from beginning to end. Make a double batch and freeze some later.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword eggless, ground beef, meatball
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 25 meatballs
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef 80/20
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Mix thoroughly using hands.
  • Form 1 inch balls with the meat mixture and place on a baking sheet.
  • Broil for 3 minutes, flip, broil another 3 minutes.
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